There is a short priced favourite here in Goobinator, who has improved on the flat since last seen over hurdles, but he was beaten a combined 83 lengths in his last two starts over the sticks, so I think he's worth taking on in a race of this calibre.
This 6-year-old gelding really wasn't far off the best UK novices last season, winning a listed hurdle by 4l at Haydock, and then given an impossible task when having to concede 5lb to the unbeaten, and subsequent grade 1 winner hurdler, My Drogo (155). LLANDINABO LAD gave him a race too, so it was a great effort to only lose by under 3 lengths. I do prefer to judge a horse on what was behind them, and his 4.5l victory over Do Your Job at Haydock worked out well too, with that 7-year-old going close in a Grade 1 at Aintree himself and is now rated 143.
The selection disappointed on his next two starts, stopping quickly as if his breathing was amiss, which makes the wind operation even more interesting, because if this has worked, then he looks on a fair mark off 141. Moreover, Isabel takes off a handy 5lb, so it’s effectively 136. He looks a dour stayer, so the extra few furlongs should only help, and he's just the class horse in this race.
Fitness must be taken a trust, a common problem at this time of year, but he did win here on his first start last season, and the stable seem to be going well enough these past few days (1 winner and 2 second places).
Although he's now 11-years-old, he's very lightly raced for his age, and you can't knock his consistency last season, with a third in the Lanzarote the highlight. He travels like a dream, but perhaps doesn't find as much as you would like. He's another who's had a wind op, and as another class horse in the race, you would expect him to be fighting it out if fully wound up.
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